RB Live: The Sleeping Beauty
24th May 2023
A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.
Please note: this screening is now sold out. Please contact our Box Office on 01635 522733 to add your name to our waiting list.
Royal Ballet Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. The ballet’s opening night in 1948, featuring Moira Shearer and Michael Somes in the lead roles, was received rapturously. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.
Duration: 3 hours (interval TBC)
Choreography: Frederick Ashton